We have three exciting online classes coming up in June and July! Join us and learn about black holes, how we can study the Universe using hydrogen gas, and the frozen bodies — Pluto and its cousins — at the icy edge of our Solar System.Sign up today!
Meeting times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9–10 PM US Eastern time (6-7 PM US Pacific time)
Instructor: Matthew R. Francis
- Monday, June 16
- Wednesday, June 18
- Monday, June 23
- Wednesday, June 25
The most common type of atom in the Universe is hydrogen. As such, tracing the location of these atoms can tell us a lot about the structure of galaxies. To do this, we need to use radio light, and particularly the 21-centimeter wavelength, which corresponds to the flipping of the electron spin inside a hydrogen atom. Sign up today!
Meeting times: Wednesdays, 9–10 PM US Eastern time (6-7 PM US Pacific time)
Instructor: Kathryn Williamson
- Wednesday, July 2
- Wednesday, July 9
- Wednesday, July 16
- Wednesday, July 30 (no meeting July 23)
The moons of Uranus and Neptune strongly resemble Pluto: they are bodies of ice and rock far from the Sun. Understanding their structure, formation, and orbits is a way to study the outer Solar System — in particular its history and evolution. Sign up today!
Meeting times: Thursdays, 9–10 PM US Eastern time (6-7 PM US Pacific time)
Instructor: Angela Zalucha
- Thursday, July 10
- Thursday, July 17
- Thursday, July 24
- Thursday, July 31